5:52pm

Tue November 27, 2012
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Hundreds of Alabama State University students are letting it be known they are not happy with the decision to place Dr. Silver on administrative leave.  All of the students WVAS news spoke with said the university's 13th president always made them a priority.  They are also concerned with how ASU is managed.  Silver took the university's helm on September 17th. 


Illegal Immigration

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5:29pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

HIV Infections Rise Among Young Black Men In U.S.

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 4:11 pm

A young man places an oral swab into a solution to complete an HIV test during a free screening event in Washington, D.C.
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The latest data on HIV rates in American teenagers and young adults offer a sobering message.

While the number of new infections in the U.S. is relatively stable — at about 50,000 people each year — HIV is on the rise in young people under 25.

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5:25pm

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Apple Fires One More Employee In Maps Fiasco

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands. When a user searches for the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, claimed by Beijing under the name Diaoyu, two sets of the islands appear alongside each other.
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In the aftermath of the maps fiasco, the heads continue to roll at Apple. Today, there is news that one more employee has been let go. This time it was manager Richard Williamson, who oversaw the maps project, who lost his job.

Bloomberg broke the news and it reports:

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5:13pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Remembrances

Marvin Miller Changed Baseball With Free Agency

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:55 pm

Former baseball union leader Marvin Miller has died. He revolutionized sports with free agency, which gave athletes more power and vastly increased their compensation.

5:09pm

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Brazil Claims Success In Protecting Amazon Rainforest

A truck carrying hardwood timber drives along a rural road leading to Paragominas, Brazil, on Sept. 23, 2011. The city has become a pioneering "Green City," a model of sustainability with a new economic approach that has seen illegal deforestation virtually halted.
Andre Penner AP

The pace of destruction of the Brazilian Amazon is at its lowest rate in more than two decades, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said in a new report released Tuesday.

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4:59pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Politics

Obama Keeps Pressure On Congress Over Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:55 pm

In his push for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama met with small business leaders Tuesday at the White House.

4:58pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Shots - Health News

A Risky Mix: Grapefruit And Quite A Few Drugs

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 3:44 pm

Grapefruit can make for a tasty addition to breakfast. But it can also interfere with some medications.
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Grapefruit sprinkled with a little sugar has just the right amount of kick for a morning meal. But when the bitter fruit is mixed with medication, things can get a bit tricky.

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4:58pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Architecture

Battle Lines Drawn Over Old 'Miami Herald' Building

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:55 pm

The Miami Herald's old headquarters on Biscayne Bay have been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami modernism architecture from the 50's and 60's. Demolition proponents — which include some prominent architects — say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving.

4:55pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Politics

Puerto Rico Could Change Congress If Made A State

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:55 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Of the 50 million Hispanics in the U.S., nearly two-thirds are of Mexican origin. The second largest group - accounting for about 9 percent - are the nearly five million Puerto Ricans who live in the 50 states and the District of Columbia - that is, not on the island of Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. The island has been a U.S. territory since the Spanish-American War.

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4:55pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Politics

'Achieve Act' A Republican Answer To Dream Act

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:55 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

I'm Melissa Block. And we begin this hour with talk of immigration reform. Dealing with the estimated 12 million immigrants now in the U.S. illegally has long been a priority, primarily of Democrats. Three weeks ago, Latinos voted overwhelmingly for President Obama. As NPR's David Welna reports, Senate Republicans weighed in today, unveiling legislation that would give some undocumented immigrants a path to legal status.

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